Strike vs Stricken - What's the difference?

strike | stricken |


As nouns the difference between strike and stricken

is that strike is (baseball) a status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or not swinging at a pitch in the strike zone, or hitting a foul ball that is not caught while stricken is knitting or stricken can be (de-form-noun).

As a verb strike

is to delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

strike

English

Verb

  • To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.
  • :
  • To have a sharp or sudden effect.
  • #(lb) To hit.
  • #:
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • #*:He at Philippi kept / His sword e'en like a dancer; while I struck / The lean and wrinkled Cassius.
  • #(lb) To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
  • #*(Bible), (w) xii.7:
  • #*:They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two sideposts.
  • #*(Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
  • #*:Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow.
  • #(lb) To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.
  • #:
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • #*:Strike now, or else the iron cools.
  • #(lb) To manufacture, as by stamping.
  • #:
  • # To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes. Of a clock, to announce (an hour of the day), usually by one or more sounds.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To sound by percussion, with blows, or as if with blows.
  • #*(Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
  • #*:A deep sound strikes like a rising knell.
  • #(lb) To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke.
  • #:
  • #*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • #*:Waving wide her myrtle wand, / She strikes a universal peace through sea and land.
  • #(lb) To cause to ignite by friction.
  • #:
  • (lb) To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate.
  • :
  • To have a sharp or severe effect.
  • #(lb) To punish; to afflict; to smite.
  • #*(Bible), Proverbs xvii.26:
  • #*:To punish the just is not good, nor strike princes for equity.
  • #(lb) To carry out a violent or illegal action.
  • #*
  • #*:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • #(lb) To act suddenly, especially in a violent or criminal way.
  • #:
  • # To impinge upon.
  • #:
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts,
  • #(lb) To stop working to achieve better working conditions.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To impress, seem or appear (to).
  • #:
  • #*1895 , , (The Time Machine) , Ch.X:
  • #*:I fancied at first the stuff was paraffin wax, and smashed the jar accordingly. But the odor of camphor was unmistakable. It struck me as singularly odd, that among the universal decay, this volatile substance had chanced to survive, perhaps through many thousand years.
  • #(lb) To create an impression.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.}}
  • #(lb) To score a goal.
  • #*{{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 28, author=Marc Vesty
  • , work=BBC, title= Stoke 0-2 Fulham , passage=Defender Chris Baird struck twice early in the first half to help Fulham move out of the relegation zone and ease the pressure on manager Mark Hughes.}}
  • # To steal money.
  • #:(Nares)
  • # To take forcibly or fraudulently.
  • #:
  • #To make a sudden impression upon, as if by a blow; to affect with some strong emotion.
  • #:
  • #*(Francis Atterbury) (1663-1732)
  • #*:Nice works of art strike and surprise us most on the first view.
  • #*(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • #*:They please as beauties, here as wonders strike .
  • #To affect by a sudden impression or impulse.
  • #:
  • # To borrow money from; to make a demand upon.
  • #:
  • To touch; to act by appulse.
  • *(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • *:Hinder light but from striking on it [porphyry], and its colours vanish.
  • To take down, especially in the following contexts.
  • #(lb) To haul down or lower (a flag, mast, etc.)
  • ##(lb) To capitulate; to signal a surrender by hauling down the colours.
  • ##:
  • ##*(w) (1643-1715)
  • ##*:The English ships of war should not strike in the Danish seas.
  • #To dismantle and take away (a theater set; a tent; etc.).
  • #*1851 , (Herman Melville), (w) , :
  • #*:“Strike' the tent there!”—was the next order. As I hinted before, this whalebone marquee was never pitched except in port; and on board the Pequod, for thirty years, the order to ' strike the tent was well known to be the next thing to heaving up the anchor.
  • (lb) To set off on a walk or trip.
  • :
  • *, chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.}}
  • (lb) To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.
  • *(Bible), (w) vii.23:
  • *:till a dart strike through his liver
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:Now and then a glittering beam of wit or passion strikes through the obscurity of the poem.
  • (lb) To break forth; to commence suddenly; with into .
  • :
  • (lb) To become attached to something; said of the spat of oysters.
  • To make and ratify.
  • :
  • To level (a measure of grain, salt, etc.) with a straight instrument, scraping off what is above the level of the top.
  • (lb) To cut off (a mortar joint, etc.) even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.
  • To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly.
  • :
  • To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.
  • :
  • To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.
  • *(Bible), 2 (w) v.11:
  • *:Behold, I thought, He willstrike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
  • (lb) To advance; to cause to go forward; used only in the past participle.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:well struck in years
  • To balance (a ledger or account).
  • Usage notes

    Custom influences which participle is used in set phrases and specific contexts, but in general, the past participle "struck" is more common when speaking of intransitive actions (e.g. He'd struck it rich'', or ''He's struck out on his own'', etc.), while "stricken" is more commonly used for transitive actions, especially constructions where the subject is the object of an implied action (e.g. ''The Court has stricken the statement from the record'', or ''The city was stricken with disease , etc.)

    Derived terms

    * striking distance

    See also

    * strike a balance * strike down * strike gold * strike out baseball and slang

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (baseball) a status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or not swinging at a pitch in the strike zone, or hitting a foul ball that is not caught
  • (bowling) the act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame
  • a work stoppage (or otherwise concerted stoppage of an activity) as a form of protest
  • a blow or application of physical force against something
  • (finance) In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.
  • An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.
  • :* 1882': The sum is also used for the quarter, and the '''strike for the bushel. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, ''A History of Agriculture and Prices in England , Volume 4, p. 207.
  • (cricket) the status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at
  • :* The batsmen have crossed, and Dhoni now has the strike .
  • the primary face of a hammer, opposite the peen
  • (geology) the compass direction of the line of intersection between a rock layer and the surface of the Earth.
  • An instrument with a straight edge for levelling a measure of grain, salt, etc., scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.
  • (obsolete) Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Three hogsheads of ale of the first strike .
  • An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.
  • (ironworking) A puddler's stirrer.
  • (obsolete) The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmail.
  • The discovery of a source of something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).}}
  • A strike plate.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Antonyms

    * (work stoppage) industrial peace; lockout

    Derived terms

    * checkerboard strike * hunger strike * general strike * rent strike * sit-down strike * striker * strike out * wildcat strike

    stricken

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Struck by something.
  • Disabled or incapacitated by something.
  • *
  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • Removed or rubbed out.
  • #(lb) Having its name removed from a country's naval register, e.g. the United States (Naval Vessel Register).
  • Verb

    (head)
  • *{{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , chapter=4, title= Lord Stranleigh Abroad , passage=Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.}} English adjectives ending in -en ----